The Devil in the Shape of a Woman: Witchcraft in Colonial New England

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PREFACE
1.
See esp. Cotton Mather, The Wonders of the Invisible World ( 1693; facsimile of the 1862 London edition, Ann Arbor, Mich., 1974); Thomas Hutchinson, The History of the Colony and Province of Massachusetts Bay, 2 vols. ( London, 1765-68), 2:15-62 (hereafter cited as Hutchinson, History of Massachusetts Bay); Nathaniel Hawthorne, "Young Goodman Brown," in Hawthorne: Selected Tales and Sketches, 3d ed. ( New York, 1970), 149-63; L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, in The Wizard of Oz, ed. Michael Patrick Hearn ( New York, 1983), 1 - 132; Arthur Miller, The Crucible, in Arthur Miller's Collected Plays ( New York, 1957), 223-330; John Updike, The Witches of Eastwick ( New York, 1984).
2.
Paul Boyer and Stephen Nissenbaum, Salem Possessed: The Social Origins of Witchcraft ( Cambridge, Mass., 1974); John Putnam Demos, Entertaining Satan: Witchcraft and the Culture of Early New England ( New York, 1982); Richard Weisman, Witchcraft, Magic, and Religion in I7th‐ Century Massachusetts ( Amherst, Mass., 1984).
3.
Mary Daly, GynlEcology: The Metaethics of Radical Feminism ( Boston, 1978), chap. 6; Erica Jong, Witches ( New York, 1981); Starhawk, The Spiral Dance: The Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Great Goddess ( New York, 1979).

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  • The Devil in the Shape of a Woman - Witchcraft in Colonial New England *
  • Contents vii
  • Tables ix
  • Preface xi
  • One New England's Witchcraft Beliefs 1
  • Two the Demographic Basis of Witchcraft 46
  • Three the Economic Basis of Witchcraft 77
  • Four Handmaidens of the Devil 117
  • Five Handmaidens of the Lord 153
  • Six New England's Well-Ordered Society 182
  • Seven Brands Plucked Out of the Burning 222
  • Epilogue 253
  • Afterword to the Norton Paperback Edition 259
  • Appendix 267
  • Notes 273
  • Index 353
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